is the Managing Director and founder of Rating Developments
Ltd. Prior to setting up the firm, he was the President of
Thomson BankWatch-BREE, the regional operation of BankWatch
covering banks in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and
Southern and Eastern Africa. Before establishing BREE, he
was the Chief Analyst of Capital Intelligence, rating banks
in the Middle East and East Asia.
He started his banking career with Bank of America in its Middle
East Area Office in London, mainly working on correspondent
banking relationships. He later moved to BofA’s Karachi
branch, with responsibility for Pakistani bank credit lines,
some corporate relationships, and as the credit assistant to
the Country Manager.
As the doyen of bank rating analysts covering Eastern Europe—and
previously the most prominent analyst covering Middle East banks—he
has made numerous presentations to banking conferences and seminars.
His university degrees comprise an MBA from Manchester Business
School and a BSc in Combined Sciences from the University of
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